Proof BBQ & Booze Toowoomba – Opening Soon

Brisbane’s American-style barbecue scene is flourishing, with a host of low ’n’ slow crews carving out territory across the city. One of the biggest names in Brisbane barbecue, Windsor-based Proof BBQ & Booze, has announced it is making some moves outside the city limits, last week revealing that fans of its smoked meats will soon be able to follow their nose up the Great Dividing Range to Proof’s forthcoming Toowoomba expansion. Plans to open a Toowoomba-based outpost have been in the works for the past 18 months, with a location-scouting process filtering through potential sites before striking gold with a space on Duggan Street – formerly home to The Office Restaurant & Bar and, more recently, Volcanic Brewing. Proof BBQ & Booze’s Toowoomba home is shaping up to be much larger than its Brisbane-based sibling, with room for more than 200 seats and an upstairs function room, but the team is committed to ensuring the space boasts Proof’s quintessential moody honky-tonk aesthetic – complete with polished-concrete floors and plenty of timber. As for the food and drink, Proof’s entire menu of eats will be transported to the new location with a newly constructed smoker called Dolly, built by Boss Hog Smokers, responsible for cooking the by-the-pound meat selection including beef brisket and short rib, pulled pork, pork ribs, hot links and smoked chickens. Expect the bar to be loaded with a killer array of tipples too – think top-flight whiskies and beers, plus plenty more. Proof BBQ & Booze Toowoomba is targeting a late-August opening – stay tuned for more details!


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